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Zongo Junction 'Elephant & Mosquito' (Captain Planet Remix)

Download Captain Planet's remix of an African music track by Zongo Junction.


Late last year we nodded towards 10-man afrobeat ensemble Zongo Junction's dynamic take on the classic West African sounds of Fela, Tony Allen, Sunny Ade and many more. In this instance, gumbo funk/future-Chimurenga producer Captain Planet reworks the Brooklyn group's horn-flanked "Elephant & Mosquito" into a head-nodding summertime beat. Download "Elephant & Mosquito (Captain Planet Remix) below and follow Zongo Junction on their bandcamp/facebook and looks for their upcoming 7" out May 21 via Primary Records.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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